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Introducing 20-minute neighbourhoods

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What is a 20 minute neighbourhood?

Plan Melbourne 2017–2050 is the Victorian Government’s long-term planning strategy, guiding the way the city will grow and change to 2050. Plan Melbourne is supported by the principle of 20-minute neighbourhoods. The 20-minute neighbourhood is all about ‘living locally’. It allows people to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute return walk from home, with access to safe cycling and local transport options.

These connected and walkable places are where people can live, work and play; buy their bread and milk, work from home or at a local business, access services and meet their neighbours at community gathering places.

Plan Melbourne aims to make the 20-minute neighbourhood concept a reality for every person.

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For more information, please email planning.implementation@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 31/10/22